Janine Deakin

Janine Deakin
Ecology and Evolution
Visiting Fellow
 +61 2 6125 2101 (Office)



Janine Deakin received her PhD from Macquarie University in 1998. She then carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Janine returned to Australia in 2001 to take up a research position at ANU working on platypus dosage compensation. From 2004 -2010 Janine was a member of the ARC Centre for Kangaroo Genomics. Janine currently holds an ARC Future Fellowship to carry out research on devil facial tumour disease and is now based at the University of Canberra.


Research interests

  • Vertebrate dosage compensation
  • Mammal genome evolution
  • Marsupial and monotreme immunogenetics
  • Devil facial tumour disease.

Recent grants

  • University of Canberra Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (2012-2015): Ezaz T, Rao S, Sarre S, Deakin JE, Georges A, Harding K. Comparative epigenomics in amniotes: development of epigenetic analysis and identification of epigenetic signatures in sex determination and the immune system.
  • ARC Future Fellowship (2010 - 2014): Tracking the evolution of devil facial tumour disease.
  • ARC Discovery Grant (2010 - 2012): Waters PD, Deakin JE and Graves JA; Epigenetic silencing in vertebrates – evolution and function from the bottom-up.


Updated:  16 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB